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Keeping a lookout for technology, regulatory and industry trends can help you identify opportunities and problems for your own organization. This type of information can also provide valuable insights for better asset, facility and maintenance management.

This monthly brief will share some of the articles and tips (including our own) that may influence your organization’s asset, facility and maintenance management decision making.

Top Asset Management, Facility and Maintenance News

Water is one of our most precious resources, so when preventable chemical leaks from storage facilities cause major economic and environmental problems is fair to ask why better maintenance was being done.

Two miners with a cart.

Other Asset Management, Facility and Maintenance Stories Include:

  • Sochi Olympic Facilities are Still not Ready By Stuart Smith looks at the humorous side of Olympic facilities for journalists and travellers to the Sochi Olympic Games.
  • The HVAC Factor: Standard Maintenance By Richard Lantz, ASCS, CVI recaps a revised ACR, the Standard for Assessment, Cleaning, and Restoration of HVAC Systems from NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) that was released to the industry. Proper HVAC maintenance is central to the standard.
  • 2014 Maintenance Study is a study by Plant Engineering aimed at understanding maintenance practices and studies currently in use in North America. Surprisingly, reactive maintenance is used by 57% of respondents.

Cable, Lodging, and Other Industry Stories

Cable Industry News

The biggest news in the cable industry these days are the merger between Comcast and TWC and the Comcast agreement with Netflix. A merger between Comcast and TWC would give Comcast 33 million subscribers and be the dominant cable MSO in 19 of the top 20 markets.

EUGENE, OR – MARCH 31, 2017: Branch sign for Comcast Cable, also known as Xfinity, in Eugene Oregon.

Lodging and Other Industries

If you have an interesting story that you would like mentioned, send the link to stuart.smith@mintek.com. Mintek reserves the right to select any and all content.